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UNA Harpenden

United Nations Association Harpenden is a community group covering Harpenden, St Albans and the surrounding villages. We support the United Nations and campaign on international, humanitarian and social issues. We host talks given by guest speakers from universities, NGOs and UN agencies. Our public meetings are usually held once a month on a Saturday morning from 10:30-12:30 in a public hall in Harpenden. Attendance is free for all. For more information, email us at or visit our website at

Examples of talks hosted by UNA Harpenden are:

  • The Social Instinct: how cooperation shaped the world by Professor Nicola Raihani, University College London, 26 February 2022
  • The One Belt One Road Initiative: its impact on human rights in Xinjiang by Nabila Khan, Amnesty, 12 March 2022
  • Global Security in the 21st Century by Professor Paul Rogers, Bradford, 18 June 2022
  • Summer Council on Climate Change: impact, reports and solutions, 9 July 2022
  • President Xi of China's Global Security Initiative by Jialiang Feng, Embassy of PRC, 30 July 2022
  • Privacy, Surveillance and the Internet by Dr Bruce Schneier, Harvard, 13 December 2022
  • International Protection of Minorities: from the League to the UN by Professor Jennifer Jackson-Preece, LSE, 21 January 2023
  • The Great Economists: how their ideas can help us today by Professor Linda Yueh, LSE, 18 February 2023
  • NHS: reform or privatise, a discussion group meeting, 22 April 2023
  • Realism, Ethics and the Ukraine War by Professor Richard Sakwa, Kent, 20 May 2023
  • The Future of Israel and the Palestinians: what the election of Israel's far right government means by Peter Segal, St Albans Friends of Palestine, 24 June 2023
  • Agonies of Empire: the second American civil war? by Professor Mick Cox, LSE, 30 September 2023
  • Russia: sharing the cage with an angry bear by Sir Tony Brenton, former Ambassador to Russia, 25 November 2023


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    Branch contact Mr Suheil Shahryar, Chair, UNA Harpenden
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